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Windows Gather Screen Spy



This module will incrementally take desktop screenshots from the host. This allows for screen spying which can be useful to determine if there is an active user on a machine, or to record the screen for later data extraction. Note: As of March, 2014, the VIEW_CMD option has been removed in favor of the Boolean VIEW_SCREENSHOTS option, which will control if (but not how) the collected screenshots will be viewed from the Metasploit interface.


  • Roni Bachar <roni.bachar.blog@gmail.com>
  • bannedit <bannedit@metasploit.com>
  • kernelsmith <kernelsmith /x40 kernelsmith /x2E com>
  • Adrian Kubok
  • DLL_Cool_J




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

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